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The double fusee movement sounds the hours on a gong and runs for 8 days. The round white dial retains its original craquelure surface and has the maker’s signature. The tapering steel hands appear to be original. It is signed on the backplate: Dent, 82 Strand, London.
Edward John Dent was one of the foremost clockmakers of the first half of the 19th century. He was born in 1790 and died in 1859. He made a clock for the Royal Exchange and received the order for Big Ben which was completed after his death by his stepson Frederick Riggon. He was also watchmaker to the Queen.
We can date this clock to the period after 1840 when the partnership of Arnold and Dent ended and Dent was working on his own account.
|Height||16.50 inch||(41.91 cm)|
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
123 Kensington Church Street
Saturday by appointment